SAN DIEGO – (July 29, 2016) The Century Club of San Diego announced today that Farmers
Insurance, the title sponsor of the Farmers Insurance Open, San Diego’s PGA TOUR event, has
committed more than $800,000 to the Tournament’s “Champions for Youth” program over the
next three years. The Farmers funds provide an annual bonus pool that, in turn, incentivizes
additional donor contributions to each charity.
In 2016, more than $1.4 million was distributed to the participating charities through the
program, which was a more than 26 percent increase over the previous year’s fundraising total.
“We are thrilled to help uplift San Diego at-risk and underserved youth charities through this
contribution,” said Doris Dunn, Director of Community Relations at Farmers Insurance. “The
education, emergency and health services that these charities provide to foster youth, homeless
youth, low income military families and many more are the key to not only changing their lives,
but to changing the communities where we live and work for the better.”
With the three-year commitment the bonus pool in 2017 is $250,000, $255,000 in 2018, and
$260,000 in 2019. In addition, $15,000 each year will be allocated toward on-course
opportunities for the charity partners to educate Tournament fans about their support of San
Diego’s at-risk and underserved youth.
“The long-term support of this program by Farmers Insurance is vital in achieving our mission of hosting a world-class PGA TOUR event to maximize support for the San Diego community,” said Brian O’Callaghan, 2017 General Chairman of the Tournament’s host organization, The Century Club of San Diego. “This is what matters most – that through this unique platform and a broad scope of giving, we are able to help build up those that will make San Diego’s future bright.”
The 2016 Champions for Youth organizations included: Armed Services YMCA San Diego,
Junior Achievement of San Diego County, Just in Time for Foster Youth, Monarch School, Pro
Kids | The First Tee of San Diego, Promises2Kids, the San Diego Center for Children, San
Diego Youth Services, SAY San Diego, STAR/PAL, Support the Enlisted Project, and Voices for
To apply for the Champions for Youth program or for more information, visit
ABOUT FARMERS INSURANCE
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes
and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services
products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with over 19
million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and
independent agents and approximately 22,000 employees.
For more information about Farmers, visit its Website at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.
ABOUT THE CENTURY CLUB OF SAN DIEGO
Since 1961, The Century Club of San Diego, the 501(c)(3) organization that plans and hosts San Diego’s PGA TOUR event, the Farmers Insurance Open, has contributed more than $35 million to San Diego charities. Composed of more than 50 local business leaders, The Century Club is dedicated to utilizing the city’s annual PGA TOUR event to maximize support for local charities, schools, and military families through funding and in-kind programs as well as economically benefit the city. The 2017 Farmers Insurance Open will be played January 26-29 at the historic Torrey Pines Golf Course, host site of the 2008 and 2021 U.S. Opens. For more information, please call (858) 886-4653 or visit www.FarmersInsuranceOpen.com.